15 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

15 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

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15 days in San Francisco & San Diego Itinerary

London
Fly:  14​h
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Diego
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
London

6
days
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll get in some beach time at Big Basin Redwoods State Park and Bodega Head. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Wine Country Chocolates. Explore San Francisco's surroundings by going to Jimtown Store (in Healdsburg), Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve (in Moss Beach) and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve (in Guerneville). And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Muir Woods National Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at San Francisco Bay, look for gifts at Boudin Bistro, and admire the majestic nature at Marin Headlands.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco road trip tool .

London, UK to San Francisco is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Diego.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

ARCANGELI GROCERY CO/NORMS MARKET, Armstrong Redwood State Reserve, Muir Woods National Monument, Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve, Wine Country Chocolates
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Muir Woods National Monument ©
Muir Woods National Monument
Bodega Head ©
Bodega Head
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve ©
Fitzgerald J V Marine Reserve

7
days
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Head to Seaport Village and Little Italy Mercatofor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to La Jolla Shores Park and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. Explore San Diego's surroundings by going to Moonlight Beach (in Encinitas), San Diego Zoo Safari Park (in Escondido) and Carlsbad State Beach (in Carlsbad). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park, take a stroll through Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, appreciate the history behind Cabrillo National Monument, and head off the coast to Coronado Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Diego travel itinerary planner .

Getting from San Francisco to San Diego by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get somewhat warmer in San Diego: highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moonlight Beach, Coronado Island, Carlsbad State Beach, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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La Jolla Shores Park ©
La Jolla Shores Park
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Carlsbad State Beach ©
Carlsbad State Beach

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